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“Bar in concert venue”

Stalls Cafe Bar - Bridgewater Hall
Ranked #959 of 2,560 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Central European
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Description: The Bridgewater Hall contains two restaurants. The Stalls Cafe Bar and the Charles Halle Restaurant. They are open to the general public but are targeted at patrons of the Bridgewater Hall .THe head chef is Marco Tedde. the cooking style is mainly central european. BUT intending diners need to be forewarned!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I attended a VIP meet and greet on Ist April. There was an hour and half to kill after that before the concert began. I was on my own. It was raining so the obvious thing to do was stay here with other concert goers. Managed to sit with a lovely couple and have a few drinks which were lovely but expensive. Staff were efficient and friendly and the venue was clean

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I'm a foodie and a music lover, so we booked in to the Stalls cafe. The two stars are for the service and the convenience. The food was far below average, and considering that this is essentially a city centre restaurant, I was genuinely disappointed. The soup tasted like it had come from a packet. The pork belly was really tough and the desert was the size of a postage stamp. £100 for 4 people. It really wasn't worth it. Such a shame as it's ideally located for concert goers.

Thank you to our waitress though. She was really friendly and attentive.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Booked a table in the stalls cafe bar prior to the Remembering Fred show on a Saturday night. I had never visited before so was slightly wary and was expecting a very casual atmosphere. However it is a small, smart and quite formal area adjacent to, but quite separate from, the main bar. We enjoyed a delicious meal and received very good service throughout. There wasn't a huge choice but enough to enjoy a very nice meal. It was an ideal venue for a pre theatre meal - very convenient & relaxing. I'm guessing that some of the less positive reviews relate to the general bar area which did get very busy and quite crowded. I would definitely visit again but recommend booking to ensure you get a table.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have eaten twice here now. The first time we turned up "on speck" but there are only a few tables so it is wise to book which is what we did the second time. The food was really good on both occasions and the service was fine. All for a reasonable price and much more comfortable than the scrum which is the area for just drinks and cakes. However, they have a strange approach to customer service (we asked for a second bread roll and were told that the chef only made enough for the bookings! Shades of communist countries!).

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

At our pre concert lunch had to stand to eat our lunch as no free seats. Sandwiches and coffee were good quality but a shame we were unable to relax and enjoy them.

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